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    Quote Originally Posted by 13_gecko_rubi View Post
    The 2L DOES NOT REQUIRE PREMIUM. It is recommended for maximum performance but only 87 is required. With DI knock isn't really an issue as can control with injection timing. It doesn't drop much performance wise running 87 or 89. I would still run premium just because I'm not buying a performance engine to not have it at Max but you don't need to.

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    Great ...noted thanks, maybe save some coin at the pumps if need be or not having the choice? I'm just use to running 93-94 in all my turbos so made an assumption. I've had my share believe me but never in a Jeep....LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickorich View Post
    Great ...noted thanks, maybe save some coin at the pumps if need be or not having the choice? I'm just use to running 93-94 in all my turbos so made an assumption. I've had my share believe me but never in a Jeep....LOL.
    The other thing is thanks to Cali etc the tunes only help up to 91 octane even with the 93 octane most parts of the country have. Worst case mix 87 and 93 and get it close to 91. That's all the pump does to get other grades.

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    We test drove a Rubicon today and the wife is sold. The one she drove was the 2.0 turbo. I have no preconceived notions regarding the turbo or the I4, but I really wonder what to expect with the long term durability of the battery and it's associated parts/systems. I drive a shitload of miles and keep vehicles for a long time. My '12 Durango, which is my DD, is 600 miles away from 250k and still going strong. I'm hoping Gecko can chime in here? Anyone have any more good/bad experiences with this motor other than what's been written here?

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    3.6 all the way. Happy with mine paired to the 8 speed. Is the turbo a FIAT motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSBattalion View Post
    3.6 all the way. Happy with mine paired to the 8 speed. Is the turbo a FIAT motor?
    I read where it's from but I'll be damned if I can remember/find it again. IIRC, it's based on the 2.0 used in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio among others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddays v2 View Post
    We test drove a Rubicon today and the wife is sold. The one she drove was the 2.0 turbo. I have no preconceived notions regarding the turbo or the I4, but I really wonder what to expect with the long term durability of the battery and it's associated parts/systems. I drive a shitload of miles and keep vehicles for a long time. My '12 Durango, which is my DD, is 600 miles away from 250k and still going strong. I'm hoping Gecko can chime in here? Anyone have any more good/bad experiences with this motor other than what's been written here?
    Bump back to the top on this. Anyone with the Turbo 4 have any input on this? Anyone bought the 4 and regret it? The long term durability of this system is a really big issue with me. Amy input would be appreciated. This week is "order week" for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddays v2 View Post
    Bump back to the top on this. Anyone with the Turbo 4 have any input on this? Anyone bought the 4 and regret it? The long term durability of this system is a really big issue with me. Amy input would be appreciated. This week is "order week" for us.
    My thinking on the subject and what made me choose the 3.6. If there is any doubt or a need to question the reliability of a particular engine, then itís not an engine I want to own. The 3.6 rocks and I couldnít be happier. I saved money on the price of the vehicle and in the future I will save money not having to worry about an expensive battery system, I will save money at the gas pump not having to pay for 91, and I will save money not having to worry about turbo maintenance.

    The other thing that put me in a 3.6 is simply KISS.


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    I had the 3.6L since 2012 in my JK. It was an amazing engine but this time, I decided to get the 2.0L. I love it so far and have no regrets.

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    3.6 or Turbo

    Quote Originally Posted by ddays v2 View Post
    Bump back to the top on this. Anyone with the Turbo 4 have any input on this? Anyone bought the 4 and regret it? The long term durability of this system is a really big issue with me. Amy input would be appreciated. This week is "order week" for us.
    Iíve got a turbo 4, purchased in August and coming up on 5k miles. No issues and no concerns. I chose the turbo because I wanted the extra torque to help get my bigger 37s turning. And just because I like torque.

    I think the decision for a turbo has to be one strictly for performance. I would not buy it trying to save money on gas. My guess is itíll be a wash or too close to call with variables of altitude and driving style playing a big factor.

    With regard to reliability, I donít know if anyone can really answer that yet, itís just too early. But if youíre worried about it, thereís no doubt that the 2.0 is more complex than the 3.6.

    The 3.6 is also awesome with the new 8 speed, if you are going the auto route. That transmission is a HUGE upgrade that makes a big difference for the 3.6.


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    I ended up ordering the 3.6. The turbo does drive great, but the added hybrid systems scared me away a little.

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